Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tabby's Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2.Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and stir until smooth. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls about the size of a walnut (larger if desired). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press center of each ball with thumb.
3.Drain cherries and reserve juice. Place a cherry in indentation of each cookie ball.
4.In a saucepan, heat condensed milk and chocolate chips until chips are melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of mixture over each cherry and spread to cover cherry. (More cherry juice may be added to keep frosting of spreading consistency.)
5.Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

DAMNIT!!! I almost broke my teeth trying to eat the cookies through my computer screen. Guess I'm going to have to make these!!! They look so dang good!